Matthew Bible

2 Kings 21

Manasseh's reign.

2 Kings 21:1 Manasseh was twelue yeare olde when he beganne to raygne, & raygned fyfty and fyue yeare in Ierusalem: hys mothers name was Haphzibah. 2 Kings 21:2 And he dyd þt displeased the Lorde, euen after the abhominacions of the Heathen whyche the Lorde caste oute before the chyldren of Israel. And he went

His great idolatry.

2 Kings 21:3 and buylt the hilaulters agayne, which Hezekiah hys father had destroyed. And he reared vp aulters to Baal and made groues, as dyd Ahab kinge of Israel. And he bowed him selfe vnto all the hoste of heauen and serued them. 2 Kings 21:4 And he buylt aulters in the verye house of the Lorde, of whiche the Lorde had sayd: In Ierusalem I wil put my name. 2 Kings 21:5 And he buylt aulters vnto all the Hoste of heauen, euen in two courtes of the house of the Lorde. 2 Kings 21:6 And he offered his sonne in fyre, and obserued dismall dayes, and vsed witchcrafte and maintened workers wyth spirites, and tellers of fortuners: and wrought muche wyckednesse in the syght of the Lorde to angre hym. 2 Kings 21:7 And he put an ymage of a groue that he had made, euen in the very temple of whiche the Lorde had sayd to Dauid and to Salomon hys sonne: in thys house and in Ierusalem whiche I haue chosen out of all trybes of Israel, wil I put my name for euer. 2 Kings 21:8 Neither wil I make the fete of Israel moue any more out of the lande whiche I gaue their fathers: so that they wilbe diligent to do al I haue commaunded them, and all the lawe that my seruaunt Moses commaunded them. 2 Kings 21:9 But they herkened not: for Manasseh had led them out of the waye, to do more wyckedly then dyd the heathen people, whiche the Lord destroied from before the chyldren of Israel.

His wickedness causeth prophecies against Judah.

2 Kings 21:10 And the Lorde spake by his seruauntes þe Prophetes sayinge: 2 Kings 21:11 because Manasseh kynge of Iuda hath done suche abhominacyons, and hath wrought wyckedly aboue all that the Amorites whyche were before him dyd, and hath made Iuda synne also wyth his ydoles. 2 Kings 21:12 Therfore thus sayth the Lord God of Israel. Beholde, I wyl brynge suche euyl vpon Ierusalem and Iuda, that the eares of all that heare it, shall tyngle at it. 2 Kings 21:13 And I wyll stretche ouer Ierusalem the squarynge lyne of Samaria and the plometh of the house of Ahab. And I wyl wype out Ierusalem, as a man would wipe a dyshe, and when he hath wyped, it turneth it vpsedoune. 2 Kings 21:14 And though I leue a remnaunt of myne enheritaunce, yet I wyl delyuer them into the handes of them that hate them, and they shalbe robbed and spoyled of al their enemies: 2 Kings 21:15 euen because they haue done wyckedly and haue angred me, sence the time theyr fathers came out of Egypte vnto thys daye. 2 Kings 21:16 And therto Manasseh shed innocent bloud exceadynge aboundantly, in so mnche that he replenysshed Ierusalem in all corners, beside his synne wherwyth he made Iuda synne & to do euyl in the syght of the Lorde.

Amon succeedeth him.

2 Kings 21:17 The rest of the actes of Manasseh and all he dyd and hys sinne that he sinned, are written in the boke of the chronicles of the kinges of Iuda. 2 Kings 21:18 And Manasseh layd him to slepe wt his fathers, and was buryed in the garden of his owne house, euen in the garden of Oza: & Amon his sonne raygned in his steade.

Amon's wicked reign.

2 Kings 21:19 Amon was .xxij. yeare olde when he began to raygne, and he raygned two yeare in Ierusalem. His mothers name was Mesalemeth the doughter of Haru of Iathbah. 2 Kings 21:20 And he did that displeased the Lorde as his father Manasseh dyd. 2 Kings 21:21 And he walked in al the way that hys father walked in, and serued the ydoles that hys father serued, and bowed hym selfe to them. 2 Kings 21:22 And he forsoke the Lorde God of his fathers and walked not in the waye of the Lorde.

He being slain by his servants, and those murderers being slain by the people, Josiah is made king.

2 Kings 21:23 And the seruauntes of Amon conspyred agaynst him, and slue him in hys own house. 2 Kings 21:24 But the people of the lande slue all that conspired agaynst kinge Amon, and made Iosiah his sonne kynge in hys roume. 2 Kings 21:25 The rest of þe actes of Amon, which he dyd are wrytten in the chronicle of the kinges of Iuda. 2 Kings 21:26 And they buryed him in his sepulchre in the garden of Oza, and Iosiah hys sonne raygned in hys steade.

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